especially in the summer. In order for the big ore boats, or the lake cruise boats, or even the sail boats to get out of the harbor they must go under the Aerial Lift Bridge. We were trying to leave the island to get back to the hotel in this picture above when one of the cruise boats was coming back.
One night we had dinner down in Canal Park, where the bridge was. We must have watched that bridge go up and down two or three times. They announced as we were leaving there was one of the large ore boats on it's way in and that is a big deal because the bridge has to go all the way up and stay up for a long time. When we got back to our hotel we drove to the top of the parking deck and were able to watch the boat go under the bridge at night. What a beautiful sight, in a beautiful city!
Another thing I miss about Minnesota is Old Dutch potato chips. They are SO SO good! The regular ripple chips come in a box with 2 bags inside and oh how I could eat the whole thing! They also have a very yummy Dill Pickle chip. Don't knock it till you try it! SO GOOD!
Despite the circumstances, I was glad I was able to show my kids by birth city. We did a few more things that I will blog about shortly. I just wanted to show you my town! Can't wait to visit again and explore even more!